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Norwegian photographer Knut Bry released on bail; arrested on Lesvos

Norwegian photographer Knut Bry who was detained last week at the island of Lesvos on espionage charges, was released from custody on Monday. The 75-year-old photographer was reportedly released on a 4,000-euro bail and on condition of informing Greek port and police authorities each time he arrives at – or …

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Six bodies washed ashore of Lesvos; authorities suspect shipwreck

A shipwreck with six dead so far has occurred in the sea off the coast of Lesvos, near the PPC factory in Epano Skala, Mytilene. It is suggested that there was a shipwreck as so far, the boat has not been located, nor was there any distress signal to authorities. …

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Greek Orthodox and Catholic priests pray for all the refugees of the world

Representatives of the Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches and migrants joined in a prayer for all refugees of the world. The event took place in Mytilene on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday afternoon. The event was held by the statue of a refugee mother from the Asia Minor disaster …

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One-year-old refugee child dies in Kara Tepe camp on Lesvos

An one-year-old refugee child was taken to the hospital of Mytilene from the camp of Kara Tepe on Wednesday, where doctors could only confirm its death. Tthe child had high fever and vomited and was not transported to the hospital in time, local media report. The child of a single-parent …

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Number of migrants on Lesvos drops under 5,000 for the first time since 2016

The number of refugees and migrants on the island of Lesvos has dropped below 5,000 for the first time in 2016, the Migration Ministry said on Tuesday. In the figures released, the ministry said there are 4,994 people on the North Aegean island that bore the brunt of migration flows. …

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Turkish patrol boats harass Greek coast guard vessels before Mitsotakis-Erdogan meeting

Turkish patrol boats harassed Greek coast guard vessels in two separate incidents off the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos over the weekend. The incidents took place just hours before the meeting of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the NATO Summit …

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Work on Lesvos migrant camp yet to begin 9 months after fire

Almost 9 months after a fire gutted a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, work on a new reception center has still not begun despite pledges to have the facility built before next winter, Greece’s migration minister confirmed Wednesday. Greek authorities said the fires were started deliberately last …

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Greece seeks bids to build closed camps for migrants on the islands

Greece has launched a European Union-wide tender to build two closed-type facilities replacing migrant camps on its islands, a move that has been criticised by a leading human rights advocate. The conservative government first announced in late 2019 its plan to move asylum-seekers to closed holding centres as part of …

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Kara Tepe evacuation started, migrants moved to …temporary fenced camp nearby

The first 54 of some 600 migrants who currently stay at the Kara Tepe reception and identification center on Lesvos island were transferred to a temporary fenced camp nearby early Saturday morning. The evacuation has been made in view of Kara Tepe shutting down in a few days’ time, the …

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EU commissioner Johansson met with with protests while visiting camps on Lesvos and Samos

The visit of EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson on the island of Lesvos and Samos  was met with protests by both locals and refugees. As the Commissioner visited the camps to discuss the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and funding to Greece, charities warned that the …

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Mayors of three Aegean islands against EU’s new migration pact

The mayors of the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos have called on the European Union on Thursday to amend the proposal for the new migration pact, saying “it unduly burdens front-line countries, damaging their national interests and creating gray zones in the eastern borders of the EU.” “It is …

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Migration Minister visit Kara Tepe camp, “sees” no problems due to icy weather

Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis paid a visit to the hot spot of Kara Tepe on the island of Lesvos at midnight Tuesday. The Minister inspected the living conditions of the approximately 7,000 asylum-seekers in the camp, where icy conditions prevailed, and “issued instructions for their improvement,” state media …

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